Balsam of Peru
Balsam of Peru is obtained from the Peru Balsam Tree in South America. The substance is boiled from the bark and collected as a secretion from the trunk of the tree where bark has been stripped.
As a flavour in all sorts of foods where the cinnamon note is important. It is also used in Dentistry and to treat a number of minor skins problems.
Sweet. Vanilla type
Balsamic and bitter
Insoluble in water. Soluble in Ethanol
Cinamein and Balsamic Esters
In original packing. Away from high temperatures and strong sunlight.